Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Good Afternoon to you all, as some of you may know i walk a dog for a neighbour as she can no longer get out to walk him.  Rufus was what we call here in Spain a street dog and was managing to survive but one day as Pam and her husband were out walking (about 5 yrs ago) they were going back to their car, opened the car door and Rufus jumped in and quite clearly adopted Pam and John, he has been with them ever since.  He has absolutely no plans of running away or leaving them as he is sooo well looked after there.  He is a bit tubby i must admit even with the long walk i give him each morning.  I have grown quite attached to Rufus even though he can be a bit grumpy with other dogs, not all dogs just a certain few he has taken a dislike to but i am slowly getting him over that.

The card i have made is for Pam & Johns Granddaughter 5th Birthday needless to say she is a true little 5yr old girl who loves Pink - she adores Rufus and Pam thought a card with his Photo on would be just the ticket so here we are.  Pam hasn't seen it yet but i hope she likes it.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges.
Shelleys Images - Anything Goes

The Pink Backing Paper is Dovecraft 8 x 8 and the flower paper is fromVintage Rose.
The sentiment die cut is spellbinders and the butterfly is a memory box die.
The ribbon i bought from our local bazaar shop and i just love it.
The Beautiful charm was made by my daughter Helen.

Thank you for passing by and looking and thanks again for any comment left.

Joan x

Challenges 4 Everybody DT Card

I was a little late submitting my card this week for the Challenge and isn't yet on the  Challenges 4 Everybody blog yet but here it is Anyway.
Good Morning all - I hope you had a good and relaxing Weekend!
Today's card is for Challenges 4 Everybody and as Usual it is Anything Goes.

Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine and i have used Emily Spring Blossom Flowers today and isnt she just gorgeous.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Addicted to Stamps  - BINGO  (charm,text bling)
Shelly's Images  - Anything Goes

I have coloured Emily with Copic Pens.
The backing Paper is from Vintage Rose Paper Pack.
The Doilly is frpm stash and the die cuts are Marianne dies and the pearls and charm are from stash.

Thank you for passing by and looking and thank you so much for any comments left.

Joan x

Monday, May 27, 2013

Whoopsi Daisy DT card

Hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday weekend in UK and that the weather is kind to you.

The Challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy  this week is White on White , a coloured image is OK though.

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge

I have used sheet 448 for this card and isn't she just beautiful!
I used 2 different embossing folders for this card, the butterfly one is Crafts too and the flower one is by Cuttlebug.
The beautiful image is coloured with Pro Markers.
The flower is hand made with lace and the bow is from stash.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog and any comments left are greatly appreciated.

Joan x

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Penny Farthing

Good afternoon to you all.  I made this card a couple of days ago but have only just got round to photographing it.  There is no real reason for making this card other than I rather liked the image.

The image is dds vintage bike.
I coloured the image with pro markers and the baking card is just some card i bought from our local shop.
The butterfly is one that my sister gave me quite a few years ago and the leaves are from stash.
The large flower is build a blossom. 
The backing paper is from k- ology 8.5 x 8.5 scrapbook design papers.
The sie cut flowers are Marianne design creatabilities.

Thank you for popping over and browsing my blog and all comments left are greatly appreciated and definitely read.

Joan x

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cards For Men at Artistic Inspirations

Good Morning to you all, hope you had a good weekend!
Todays DT card is for Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Cards For Men.

Challenge Blog Badge

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Gingerloft Challenge   Happy  Birthday
Scrappy Frogs Challenge   Free Choice Challenge

For this card i have used BBQ Guy and you can get him from the Bugaboo Digi stamps HERE
I have coloured him with pro markers.
The red frame was made with my cricut imagine and the paper was from cricut Audrey cartridge.
The rosette was made from my cricut ribbon and rosette cartridge.
The corners and sentiment are from stash.

I would like to thank you for passing by and looking and for any comment left, i really enjoy reading what you all have to say.

Joan x

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hoot Owl

Good Afternoon from a very blustery day here in Spain - i made this card yesterday but never got around to blogging him . I love this image i think he is sooo cute.
 I coloured him with pro markers and copics and the backing paper is from papermania, the die cut is Spellbinders Nestabilities No 5..

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Addicted to CAS  - Birthdays
Allsorts Challenge Blog   True Blue

The image is a dds called Hoot Owl.
The lace and candy are from stash.

Thank you for passing by and looking , i really appreciate any comments left and enjoy reading every one of them.

Joan x

Monday, May 13, 2013

DT card for Challenges 4 Everybody

Good Day to you all, today card is from Bugaboo and it is a cat in the hat image (don't you just love him!) he is called Youer than you and you can get him HERE at the Bugaboo store.
I am off to Cabo de Gata for a few days this week so hope to catch up with my commenting when i return.
Challenges 4 Everybody  is Always anything goes and it would be great if you could pop over and take a look at my team mates wonderful work.

I have coloured the imaged with Pro Markers 
The ribbon and cord are from Stash and the die cut is an Xcut.

Thank you for passing by and looking today and all comments left are most appreciated.

Joan x

Pretty in Pink for Whoopsi Daisy DT

Good Morning - I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.  It is my husband Eddie's Birthday today so we are going away for a few days to Cabo de Gata , hopefully the sun will be shining and who knows maybe we will be able to do a bit of snorkeling.

Today DT card for the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge is Pretty in Pink or Anything goes with a Whoopsi Daisy Image.  I have used a Pre Coloured image from Sheet Number 448 for this one.

The Backing Paper and the Paper she has been printed onto is a very pale pink Pearlescent paper
The die cut is a  Marianne Die.
The Ribbon and gems are from Stash.

Thank you all for taking the time to look at my blog and any comments are greatly appreciated.

Joan x

Friday, May 10, 2013

Baby Card for a Friend

Hi everybody can you believe it's Friday again, where does the time go!  A friend asked if i could make a new baby card for a cousin of hers that has just had a little boy and this is what i came up with.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges.
Five Simple Things  Five simple things Inspire me Fidays 102 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too   Anything Goes
Sister Act   Anything Goes

I have used a Mo Manning image that you can find HERE  and i have coloured it with pro markers and copics.

The backing Paper and baby wieght and size card are printed from my cricut imagine using Nursrery Tail cartridge.
The Ribbon and teddies are from Stash as are the charms which are Tibetan Silver.
The sentiment tag is from Spellbinders Shapeabilities No 10.

Thank you for passing by and looking and for any comments left as they are most appreciated.

Joan x

Monday, May 6, 2013

Artistic Inspirations DT - Monotone

Hello again this is my second post for the day and it is my DT card for Artistic Inspiration.
This weeks Challenge is Monotone and is Sponsored by 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Sentiment Designs  - Use A Sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog  - Challenge #51 Lets Sparkle

I have used Kutie Kim Roller Girl and coloured her with Copic pens.
The Backing paper was a freebie from a magazine.
The 3d butterfly's were cut out from the paper and decoupaged, with a little bit of stickles.
Ribbon from stash .
the die cut is a  Spellbinders Nestabilities 5.

I hope you can pop over to Artistic Inspiration to check out my team mates fabulous Designs.

GDT Card for Forever Friends

Good Morning Everybody.  I have two posts for today and the first one is a GDT card for 
FOREVER FRIENDS   This Challenge is Pastels and i have chosen and Image from

I would like to enter this card in to the following Challenges.
Crafty Bloggers    O's & X's Challenge    - i Have used flowers,die cuts and ribbon
Can you digi it   Birthday Flowers

I have coloured the image with Promarkers 
The backing paper is from stock (one that my daughter Claire gave me a couple of years ago)
The Flowers and ribbon are from stash.
The swirls are Memory Box.

Thank you all for passing by and looking.
All comment are greatly appreciated.

Joan x